The Open Door Youth Services Centre is located at 371 Festubert Street. This new program offered to people 24 and under in order to meet their basic needs. The Open Door is now fully equipped to support youth in a multitude of ways and we only hope to grow it from here.
Currently – Open Door provides a safe space for youth to shower (one at a time, no bags allowed in the shower room, basic toiletries provided), laundry facilities, nurse on site with no appointment needed. Prescriptions available, also offering some paediatric care for youth mothers. Youth are invited to engage with caring staff and connected with other supports in the community.
The Open Door also offers light snacks (muffins, pizza pops) and basic coffees, teas and hot chocolate. The Open Door gladly accepts donations from the community in order to facilitate these services. Our kind neighbours in the Cowichan Valley provide the Open Door with treats as well as clothing donations and hygiene products.
The Open Door is excited to grow and change with the needs of the youth in the neighbourhood as well as supply a sense of community. The whole team looks forward to the future. We are all consistently looking for ways to grow and make the program the very best that it can be.
The Open Door can be reached by calling (250) 597-1372 ext 156.